b. April 16th, 1937 in Vicksburg (Mississippi)

b. April 20th, 2013 in Chicago (Illinois)

HARD TO EXPLAIN

Ace

1972

A l'adolescence, il commence à chanter dans une formation de Gospel, The Harps of David. Arrivé à Chicago en 1956, il continue à chanter le Gospel avec les Full Gospel Wonders. Plus tard, il s'oriente vers le Blues et la Soul. Dans ce recueil, on trouve son puissant premier simple pour Gamma ("Gimme some of yours" avec l'harmonica de Golden Wheeler et "Don't love him").

As a teenager, he began singing in a Gospel band, The Harps of David. Arrived in Chicago in 1956, he continues to sing Gospel with the Full Gospel Wonders. Later, he turned to Blues and Soul. In this collection, we find his powerful first single for Gamma ("Gimme some of yours" with the harmonica of Golden Wheeler and "Don't love him").

FUNKY FUNKY CHICAGO

Funky Delicacies

1976

BLUES BOY

Ronn

CHICAGO DEEP

P-Vine

1984

Pendant quelques années, il gère le Bootsy's Show Lounge puis le New Club Bootsy's. Il fait son retour discographique pour le label sudiste Ronn. Excellent chanteur, il est supporté ici par une belle section cuivres et la guitare de Rico Mac Farland. Voguant entre Soul et Blues, ce premier album produit par Artie lui-même s'impose comme un remarquable début, excitant et dansant. Quelques grands moments doivent être signalés : "Warm room", "Leaning tree", "Funny how time slips away", "Jimmie" (une reprise de Little Beaver).

For a few years, he managed the Bootsy's Show Lounge and then the New Club Bootsy's. He made his discographical come back for the southern label Ronn. Excellent singer, he is supported here by a beautiful horn section and the guitar of Rico Mac Farland. Sailing between Soul and Blues, this first album produced by Artie himself is a remarkable, exciting and dancing start. Some great moments have to be reported : "Warm room", "Leaning tree", "Funny how time slips away", "Jimmie" (a cover of Little Beaver).

NOTHING TAKES THE PLACE OF YOU

Ichiban

1987

WHERE IT'S AT

Ichiban

1987

Toujours son propre producteur, Artie livre un second album pour Ichiban présentant un cocktail Soul-Blues irrésistible : guitariste inspiré (Criss Johnson impérial) et section cuivres bien arrangée. Surtout, il compose la majeure partie des pistes (souvent avec l'aide déterminante de Travis Haddix) : "I dig my gig", "One woman's man", "Nobody wants you when you're old and gray", "Proud to be your man".

Always his own producer, Artie delivers a second album for Ichiban featuring his irresistible Soul-Blues cocktail : an inspired guitarist (imperial Criss Johnson) and a well-arranged horn section. Above all, he composes most of the tracks (often with the help of Travis Haddix) : "I dig my gig", "One woman's man", "Nobody wants you when you're old and gray", "Proud to be your man".

THANGS GOT TO CHANGE

Ichiban

1989

Pour cet album, Artie White a bénéficié de l'apport du célèbre bluesman Little Milton (une de ses principales influences). Effectivement, Milton occupe la place de premier guitariste et a composé la moitié de l'album avec talent. On trouve aussi quelques belles reprises comme "You upset me baby" (de B.B. King) et "Reconsider baby" (de Lowell Fulson).

For this album, Artie White has benefited from the contribution of the famous bluesman Little Milton (one of his main influences). Indeed, Milton occupies the lead guitarist position and composed half of the album with talent. There are also some beautiful covers like "You upset me baby" (by B.B. King) and "Reconsider baby" (by Lowell Fulson).

TIRED OF SNEAKING AROUND

Ichiban

1990

Quelques belles compositions signées Travis Haddix ("Thinking about making a change", "Jodie", "Peeping Tom"), Bob Jones ("Don't pet my dog") et Little Milton ("I can't seem to please you") dans cet honnête album de Soul-Blues un peu moins intense que les précédents.

Some beautiful compositions by Travis Haddix ("Thinking about making a change", "Jodie", "Peeping Tom"), Bob Jones ("Don't pet my dog") and Little Milton ("I can't seem to please you") in this decent Soul-Blues album, a little less intense than the previous ones.

DARK END OF THE STREET

Ichiban

1991

Solide livraison de Soul-Blues cuivrée bien produite et qui mérite l'attention de l'auditeur. Plusieurs morceaux sortent du lot : "Clock don't tick" (avec la guitare de Michael Coleman), "Nite before pay day", "Hit the nail on the head", "I'm mean".

Strong and well-produced brassy Soul-Blues installment which deserves the attention of the listener. Several pieces stand out : "Clock don't tick" (with the guitar of Michael Coleman), "Nite before pay day", "Hit the nail on the head", "I'm mean".

THE BLUES MAKER : HIT AND RUN

Ichiban

1992

Il s'agit de son dernier disque pour Ichiban. Comme d'habitude, Artie est son propre producteur et confie volontiers l'écriture de ses morceaux à Travis Haddix ou Bob Jones. "Hit and run", "You left me standing", "Bad luck child", "You build my hopes so high" figurent parmi les meilleurs moments du programme.

This is his last album for Ichiban. As usual, Artie is his own producer and willingly entrusts the writing of his tracks to Travis Haddix or Bob Jones. "Hit and run", "You left me standing", "Bad luck child", "You build my hopes so high" are among the highlights of the program.

DIFFERENT SHADES OF BLUE

Waldoxy

1994

Après une belle collaboration chez Ichiban, Artie White signe chez Malaco (sur la marque Waldoxy). Placé sous la supervision des producteurs Tommy Couch et Paul Lee, il enregistre cet album aux studios de Malaco et à Muscle Shoals. Malgré ces changements, sa musique Soul-Blues reste similaire à ses précédentes livraisons. On retient notamment "I'm gonna marry my mother in law", "Hot wired my heart" et une sympathique reprise du "Ain't nothing you can do" de Chuck Brooks.

After a nice partnership with Ichiban, Artie White signed with Malaco (on the Waldoxy imprint). Under the supervision of producers Tommy Couch and Paul Lee, he recorded this album at Malaco and Muscle Shoals studios. Despite these changes, his Soul-Blues music remains similar to his previous installments. We can notably point out "I'm gonna marry my mother in law", "Hot wired my heart" and a nice cover of Chuck Brooks' "Ain't nothing you can do".

Z.ZELEBRATION

Malaco

1994

HOME TONIGHT

Waldoxy

1997

On trouve quasiment la même configuration que pour "Different shades of blue". Il en résulte un sympathique opus Soul-Blues avec d'excellents moments ("Man of the house", "High steppin' mama", "Second chance", "Feet must be tired") mais peu original dans l'ensemble.

We find almost the same configuration as for "Different shades of blue". The result is an enjoyable Soul-Blues opus with excellent moments ("Man of the house", "High steppin' mama", "Second chance", "Feet must be tired") but not very original.

CAN WE GET TOGETHER

Waldoxy

1999

Pour ce quatrième et dernier album pour Malaco-Waldoxy, Artie livre encore une fois un disque qui ressemble aux précédents. Pour autant, on y trouve de vrais moments intenses comme "When you leave don't take nothing", "Lonely lady", "Back at the hotel" et "Made to order". En 2000, il figure à l'affiche du Chicago Blues Festival.

For this fourth and last album for Malaco-Waldoxy, Artie again delivers an album that resembles the previous ones. However, there are real intense moments like "When you leave don't take nothing", "Lonely lady", "Back at the hotel" and "Made to order". In 2000, he performed at the Chicago Blues Festival.

CAN'T GET ENOUGH

A Chill Town

2002

Pour ce premier opus sur son propre label A Chill Town, Artie enregistre dans les studios Delmark. Comme d'habitude, il chante avec chaleur et souplesse ses titres de Soul sudiste ("Can't get enough", "Not the same person", "I've been down so long" et "Love you don't know about" écrit par son neveu Willie White). On note les participations d'excellents musiciens comme le guitariste Chico Banks ou le trombone Bill Mac Farland et sa section cuivres.

For this first opus on his own label A Chill Town, Artie records in the Delmark studios. As usual, he sings with warmth and suppleness his Southern Soul tracks ("Can't get enough", "Not the same person", "I've been down so long" and "Love you don't know about" written by his nephew Willie White). We can note participations of excellent musicians including guitarist Chico Banks and trombonist Bill Mac Farland and his brass section.

FIRST THING TUESDAY MORNING

A Chill Town

2004

Cette fois, Artie White co-produit le disque avec Tim Grossi. Quelques bons titres de Blues écrits par Travis Haddix comme "Crush on my next door neighbour" et "Trying to hoodoo me" ainsi que des sympathiques reprises Soul ("Love to see you smile" de Bobby Bland et "A man down there" de Z.Z. Hill).

This time, Artie White co-produced the record with Tim Grossi. Some good blues tracks written by Travis Haddix like "Crush on my next door neighbour" and "Trying to hoodoo me" as well as nice Soul covers (Bobby Bland's "Love to see you smile" and Z.Z. Hill's "A man down there").

PACKAGE DEAL

A Chill Town

2005

"Chinese shuffle", "Package deal", "Bag lady", "How long can this go on", "When leave don't take nothing" figurent parmi les meilleurs moments de ce programme inégal. La production est un peu empesée (certains sons de synthétiseur et boites à rythmes ne sont pas très agréables par moments). Malgré cela, l'album s'écoute avec plaisir. A la fin des années 2000, il subit de nombreux ennuis médicaux. Il décède des suites de la maladie de Parkinson.

"Chinese shuffle", "Package deal", "Bag lady", "How long can this go on", "When leave don't take nothing" are among the best moments of this uneven program. The production is a bit stuck (some synthesizer and drum machines sounds are not very pleasant at times). Despite this, the album can be listened with pleasure. In the late 2000's, he suffered many medical problems. He dies as a result of Parkinson's disease.